Is It Safe to Power Wash Concrete?

Power Washing Concrete

pressure washing professional washing concrete with work truck

Power washing concrete is a great way to clean and brighten your exterior surfaces. It’s fast, easy and effective. But if you’re not careful, it can also cause damage to the concrete surface. So is it safe to power wash concrete? The answer is yes, but only if you do it properly.

Power washing can be dangerous if done incorrectly or with the wrong equipment. And even when done right, it can still cause some damage to the surface of the concrete if you don’t take precautions.

Here are some tips for safely power washing your concrete:

1) Use the right pressure level: Too much pressure can cause etching and other damage to your concrete surface. Make sure you’re using a pressure washer that has adjustable settings so that you can choose the appropriate level for your specific job.

2) Use a wide angle nozzle: The wider angle will spread out the water flow and lessen its impact on any particular area of your concrete surface. This will help prevent etching or other damage from occurring due to concentrated water contact with one area for too long.

3) Start from farther away: Start spraying from at least 8-10 feet away from any point on your concrete surface in order to avoid causing any pitting or etching due to direct contact with high-pressure water jets for too long in one spot.

4) Move slowly: Move across each section of your concrete in slow, steady passes so that no single area receives too much heavy water contact at once without giving time for drying between passes – which could lead to staining or discoloration over time due to trapped moisture under the surface layers of paint or sealer applied on top of it previously (if applicable). This practice also helps reduce streaks caused by direct contact with high-pressure jets as well as prevents pitting/etching caused by too much concentrated water force on one area over an extended period without interruption (like moving back & forth quickly).

5) Clean regularly: Regular cleaning helps keep dirt, debris, and stains from setting into the pores of your concrete surfaces which makes them easier (and safer!) to clean later down the road when necessary – especially since these contaminants tend not accumulate faster than they’d be able break down naturally overtime through normal weathering & wear processes otherwise! Plus regular cleaning will keep mold & mildew from growing as well which could potentially lead health issues in addition being unsightly messes themselves!

Following these tips should help ensure that you safely power wash your concrete surfaces without causing any unnecessary damage in process! Call Kings Way Power Washing & Paver Sealing for a FREE Quote!